Annie Ernaux: The Art of Feminist Memoir
Annie Ernaux was awarded the 2022 Nobel for her unique body of autobiographical work that illuminates ordinary experiences as vital and worthy of our attention, including abortion, (first) sexual encounters, women's desire, and class mobility. We'll close read her work to gather memoir-writing tools and use writing prompts to explore our own experiences. Students will need a copy of A Girl's Story for the course. The instructor will provide excerpts from the optional texts The Years and Happening, but students are free to read any other work by Ernaux.
No class dates: 10/31/2023
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Kaelie Giffel, Ph.D., formerly of Seattle, now writes and does violence prevention work in Durham, NC. Her writing focuses on feminism, education, and the joys of intellectual work for activists. Her work has appeared in academic journals and elsewhere.